Connecticut is Highly Ranked

For centuries, Connecticut has been a haven for original ideas and fresh thinking. We are home to Fortune 500 companies and pioneering start-ups, established leaders and emerging innovators, natural resources and cultural treasures, nationally ranked schools and an exceptionally productive workforce.

Learn more about Connecticut’s rankings and how we’re leading the way to the future:

  • #2 for Patent Activity in the U.S. (Bloomberg State Innovation Index, 2020)
  • #7 in Foreign Direct Investment in USD among U.S. States in 2017 (U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, 2017)
  • 6th Largest Recipient of Defense Contracts, $19.7 billion in 2019 (Department of Defense, 2021)
  • $16.2B in Goods Exported by Connecticut’s Manufacturers (International Trade Administration, 2020)
  • #3 for Employees with Advanced Degrees (U.S. Census Bureau, 2020)
  • 4th Most Innovative Economy (Bloomberg State Innovation Index, 2020)
  • #6 in Workforce Productivity (Defined by GDP per capita, Statista, 2021)
  • #9 Best State for the New Economy (Information Technology Innovation Foundation, 2020)
  • #5 in the United States for Offshore Wind Power (Business Facilities Magazine, 2021)
  • 2 Fortune 100 Companies
  • 14 Fortune 500 Companies
  • 26 Fortune 1000 Companies
  • 9th Greenest State in U.S. (WalletHub, 2021)
  • #6 for Human Capital Investment (Milken Institute, 2020)
  • 38 World-class Colleges & Universities, including Yale & UConn